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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Why is a chilli hot and other chilli facts

By Dan Reed, science made simple’s chili expert, or “Chilliologist”.  How hot is hot? What makes a chilli hot? What’s the hottest chilli you can get? On the 25th November 2014, Matt Simpson, of Simpsons Seeds and plants, based in Wiltshire,

Posted in Chemistry, Exploring Science, News

Music experiments with Eleri Sion Show (BBC Radio Wales)

by Wendy Sadler At 3pm on the 17th February, I was on the Eleri Sion show on BBC Radio Wales to demonstrate some simple science experiments you can do with your kids whilst they’re on half-term. They will all make lots

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Posted in News, Physics

Bubble in a CD and the Magnus effect – Valentine Science!

Happy Valentines day! This year we have an anti-valentines video and a pro-valentines video. How ever the mood takes you, there is some science below for you. Watch Becky blow bubbles with a DVD and David’s adorable love poem, harnessing

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Posted in Activity, Chemistry, Exploring Science, Physics

The science of singing

By Wendy Sadler I’ve recently joined the amazing Cardiff University Inspire Choir, run by the lovely people at Sing and Inspire. It’s a struggle to justify an hour out of a busy working day for what feels like a bit of

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Posted in Biology, Exploring Science

The World’s Worst Car Patents and Why They Never Made It!

Here at science made simple we love all things STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and are pleased to have this guest blog all about technology – that for various reasons is not in mainstream use today! Research and images were carried

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Posted in Engineering, Exploring Science

Science Busking Demonstrations: A How-to Guide

science made simple’s David Price has busked all over the world. He loves to bring science to life to passer’s by, and train others to busk by teaching them the tricks of the trade picked up from years of experience. In this

Posted in Science Communication

Demo insights e-book – science communication tips for effective demonstrations

science made simple have teamed up with other science communication experts to share their knowledge on performing demonstrations! The British Science Association have taken these tips and combined them into this handy e-book. Tips include presenting with presence, engaging your audience, behaviour

Posted in Science Communication